Troy Laurel Health Center Adds Chiropractic Nursing Service and New Specialist |  Bless you

Bradford County, Pennsylvania – Back, Neck, or Joint Pain? The Laurel Health Center complements the Troy Laurel Health Center at 45 Mud Creek Road in Troy, Pennsylvania, with chiropractic care.

Chiropractic services, including EMG testing, are now offered in addition to the on-site GP and behavioral / psychiatric services of the center. Laurel Health’s chiropractic team provides safe, personalized, and affordable chiropractic services to patients of all ages regardless of their solvency.

Laurel’s chiropractic treatments are science backed and carefully tailored for each person. They use the region’s most advanced therapies and state-of-the-art equipment to provide a variety of treatment options. Laurel offers both traditional manual adjustments and non-invasive tools. Treatment is always tailored to the individual needs and level of comfort of each patient.

Steven Heffner, DC, will treat patients of all ages at Troy Laurel Health Center. Dr. Heffner has 37 years of rehabilitation and chiropractic experience to address and improve mobility problems, chronic pain, and joint health.

Dr. Heffner, who was first attracted to chiropractic care after his role in rehabilitation for a baseball injury in his youth, said he is passionate about ensuring that all patients in Bradford and Tioga counties have access to quality chiropractic care.

Chiropractic can treat neck, joint, and back pain; Sciatica; Headache migraine; tingling, numb, or sore extremities; Fibromyalgia; Carpal tunnel; Golf or tennis elbow; Nerve inflammation; chronic pain; Nerve entrapment plantar fasciitis; and more.

Dr. Heffner specializes in the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), a recognized assessment and treatment program that uses comprehensive assessments to identify and treat a wide variety of back, neck, and limb problems. “The goal of the McKenzie Method is not just to relieve pain and correct dysfunction, but to keep patients pain-free through self-assessment, nursing phases, and ongoing treatment tools,” said Dr. Heffner.

“Because patients play an active role in their own care through the McKenzie Method, it can be used effectively in both telemedicine visits and traditional on-site visits to help patients stay on track, too when they cannot reach the clinic. ” he said.

Laurel Health will also offer electromyography (EMG) testing in Troy. EMG testing helps assess muscle and nerve health to diagnose neuromuscular abnormalities and disorders, including carpal tunnel, nerve root disorders, muscular dystrophy, and nerve-muscle connection disorders. If patients experience numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, aching limbs, or unexplained muscle cramps, they can benefit from an EMG test.

Previously, local patients had to be referred from the area for EMG tests, which often led to waiting times of up to three months for examinations and results. Dr. Heffner has extensive experience performing this test and brings this important service closer to home for local patients and providers. Patients can now be scheduled for EMG testing at Troy Laurel Health Center within two weeks and results will be in days.

Dr. Heffner received his bachelor’s degree from Mansfield University, completed postgraduate studies at Penn State University in State College, PA, and earned his PhD in Chiropractic (DC) from Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia.

Prior to joining Laurel Health Centers, he was the director of a 17 clinic system in Chicago and has spent the past 21 years working with local health systems to provide chiropractic care in Tioga and Lycoming Counties. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his 40-year-old wife and her family, fly fishing, golfing, jogging and training in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal pain.

Laurel Health chiropractic care is now available in Wellsboro, Mansfield, Elkland and Troy, Pennsylvania.

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